Elizabeth Warren, the Massachusetts Senator known for her leftist politics, hit surprising resistance last week as her plans to hold a town hall at Westfield State University were met with vitriol from members of the student body. The Warren town hall was originally set to be facilitated by MSNBC, but MSNBC, in light of student outcry, has withdrawn.
The event was scheduled to take place on Friday, April 13 on Dever Stage, the same venue where a musical called “Urinetown” was set to be performed the following week. After the town hall was announced, Westfield students took to social media to decry the event, which would have forced the play to change venues.
Mass Live quotes University President Ramon S. Torrecilha, “Although this is a missed opportunity that was sure to help the prominence of our institution, the relevance of public higher education in Massachusetts and create an amazing experience for students, faculty, and staff alike, the spring theater production will now move forward without interruption.”
As to “Urinetown,” written by Greg Kotis, it’s an odd choice given its finale wherein the fictional town decides on socialist ownership of the limited water supply, and proceeds to die out from thirst.
Talk about an arrow to the back.